In This Darkness I Will Disappear

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band LISTEN NOW: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY – December 28, 1980 By Erik Flannigan The recently released recordings from 1979’s No Nukes concerts provide a riveting snapshot of a significant moment in time: the transition between 1978’s Darkness on the Edge of Town and 1980’s The River. The crackling … Continue reading "In This Darkness I Will Disappear"

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Wilco's Latest Front of House Release Focuses on Jeff Tweedy's Latest Album

Wilco Front of House Series 20 Jeff Tweedy LISTEN NOW: Drive-In at SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, IL- June 4, 2021 When we look at the pandemic and how it has affected the music industry, perhaps the most defining frame is of response. The resilient ways that artists, crew, and the industry at large took a look … Continue reading "Wilco’s Latest Front of House Release Focuses on Jeff Tweedy’s Latest Album"

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Listen to Leftover Salmon Cover Ween's Roses Are Free

Ween’s “Roses Are Free,” has had an interesting journey over the last 25 years. The Phish.net entry for the song includes Mickey Melchiondo (AKA Dean Ween himself) admitting It wasn’t until Phish added the song to their live repertoire in 1997 that the live potential for the track clicked for Ween. Now Melchiondo says it’s … Continue reading "Listen to Leftover Salmon Cover Ween’s “Roses Are Free”"

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‘I Miss You Already’: Pearl Jam’s ‘Smile,’ Then And Now

by Jonathan Cohen There’s an old adage that being in a band is one of the closest experiences to being married — not only must you learn to navigate around each member’s individual personality quirks in oftentimes sub-optimal conditions, but you have to do so while attempting to be at your creative peak. It’s no … Continue reading "‘I Miss You Already’: Pearl Jam’s ‘Smile,’ Then And Now"

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We Closed Our Eyes and Said Goodbye

We Closed Our Eyes and Said Goodbye

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band LISTEN NOW: Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, May 17, 2005 By Erik Flannigan Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN, March 20, 2008 Bruce Springsteen called Danny Federici “one of the pillars of [the] sound” of the E Street Band. Clarence Clemons’ spotlighted saxophone … Continue reading "We Closed Our Eyes and Said Goodbye"

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The White Stripes Live in Toledo, 2001

The White Stripes Live in Toledo, 2001

The White Stripes LISTEN NOW: The Bottle Rocket, Toledo, OH – April 1st,2001 By Ben Blackwell What’s so wrong with being sent to Toledo anyway? The White Stripes performance at the Bottle Rocket in 2001 (their fourth and final performance in Glass City) highlights the first recorded performance of “I Think I Smell A Rat.” The Sisyphean … Continue reading "The White Stripes Live in Toledo, 2001"

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Thunder From Down Under: nugs.net Welcomes King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard 

Thunder From Down Under: nugs.net Welcomes King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard 

by Jonathan Cohen It has been said that after you first tiptoe into the unique musical universe created by Australia’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, you may never want to step back into the real world again. nugs.net listeners now have the chance to experience this sensation first-hand with today’s release of nine concerts … Continue reading "Thunder From Down Under: nugs.net Welcomes King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard "

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The White Stripes Live at The Magic Stick, 2001

The White Stripes Live at The Magic Stick, 2001

The White Stripes LISTEN NOW: The Magic Stick, Detroit, MI – March 31st,2001 By Ben Blackwell Hometown shows are, oftentimes, a mess. The guest list is a clusterfuck, some weirdo from high school you haven’t seen in a decade monopolizes your time, dinner springs upon you like an unwieldy beast that you’ve never had to … Continue reading "The White Stripes Live at The Magic Stick, 2001"

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I’ve Never Played It, So I’m Going To Give It a Shot

Bruce Springsteen LISTEN NOW: Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, May 17, 2005 By Erik Flannigan There was a time when we pondered whether Springsteen would ever undertake a solo tour.  The release of Nebraska in 1982 spurred the initial idea, as fans understandably wondered if Bruce would perform the album live. Next came the Bridge … Continue reading "I’ve Never Played It, So I’m Going To Give It a Shot"

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